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Historical Essay

Falling Waters, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the first Civil War battle in which Wisconsin soldiers engaged with the enemy. This article contains a link to original documents.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

Historical Essay

John Muir's Clockwork Desk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cockwork study desk built by naturalist John Muir while at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1861-1863. (Museum object F1998.85.1)

Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 30th Infantry

Term: Civil War (30th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

Organizer of Wisconsin National Guard

Discover the history Chandler Pease Chapman

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

A Brief Biography of Aldo Leopold

Learn how a boy from Iowa grew up to be one of the most important environmentalists of the 20th century and a legendary Wisconsinite.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

Historical Essay

Milwaukee's Maverick Aviator

Milwaukee's William Mitchell went from a court-martial for insubordination to being widely understood to be the father of the modern U.S. Air Force.

Historical Essay

Watertown Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Watertown Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Civil War: 52nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (52nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

Read the history of Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin, a unique a community developed by freed Southern African American slaves in the mid-19th century.

Historical Essay

Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

Read a biographical account of the governor of the Wisconsin territory who was largely responsible for the selection of Madison as Wisconsin's capital.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumberman

Brief biography of Col. Joseph Bailey, the lumberman famous for his creative application of dams during the failed Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864.

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